The Latest: Police ID London Bridge attacker as ex-convict

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Armed police at the scene of an incident on London Bridge in central London following a police incident, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. British police said Friday they were dealing with an incident on London Bridge, and witnesses have reported hearing gunshots. The Metropolitan Police force tweeted that officers were in the early stages of dealing with an incident at London Bridge. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

LONDON – The Latest on an incident in London Bridge (all times local):

12:50 a.m.

British police say a man who stabbed two people to death and wounded three others was a 28-year-old who had served a prison sentence for terrorism offenses.

The Metropolitan Police force says the suspected attacker is Usman Khan, who lived in the Staffordshire area of central England.

He was shot dead by police Friday on London bridge after the knife attack.

Neil Basu, the force’s counterterrorism chief, said Khan was convicted in 2012 “for terrorism offenses” and released in December 2018 “on license,” which means he would have to meet certain conditions or face recall to prison.

Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the attack.

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